Petrol dealers call for strike on Oct 13

Vastavam web: Around 54,000 petrol pumps across the nation will go on a 24-hour strike from midnight on October 13, United Petroleum Front (UPF), a petroleum dealers association said. The nation-wide strike is being called to press for various demands including better margins and inclusion of petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax. UPF represents over 54,000 dealers from the Federation of All-India Petroleum Traders, the All-India Petroleum Dealers Association and the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers.

The group also warned that if the demands were not met at the earliest, fuel dealers will be forced to indefinitely stop the purchase and sale operations from October 27.